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The Kansas City Chiefs pulled off a dramatic 30-27 overtime win over the Denver Broncos on Sunday night thanks to a game-winning field goal from the boot of Cairo Santos.

However, with the 34-yard attempt banking to the right and cannoning off the upright, for a few seconds, nobody was quite sure if the Chiefs had indeed got the W.

Indeed, from the two officials beneath the posts - one with his hands signalling the field goal, the other indecisive - to players and fans of both AFC West teams, confusion was the overriding emotion. However, the award for the best reaction has to go to Chiefs holder Dustin Colquitt.

First, the kick itself which sealed a famous overtime win for Kansas City. It came after an up and down game that had been dominated by two elite defenses before overtime. 

And, after Broncos kicker Brandon McManus had failed to convert a 62-yard field goal attempt, Santos had the much easier task of adding three points from 34-yards out.

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As you can see, however, it very nearly ended up wide of the upright just like McManus' attempt a few minutes earlier...

While it ultimately (somehow) made it through the sticks, the reaction from Colquitt suggests he wasn't at all confident it had done.

You know things haven't gone exactly according to plan when the holder - a man with one of the best views in the house for a field goal attempt - doesn't think the kick is good.

With the W safely in the bag and the Chiefs having improved to 8-3, Santos could afford to make light of the dramatic situation, though, and he did just that with a brilliant tweet mocking his teammate's reaction.

The dramatic ending to what was an intriguing contest between two defense-orientated teams is sure to go down in Chiefs folklore. 

And if the win helps them towards securing a place in the NFL playoffs and, who knows, a Super Bowl birth it might just go down as one of the most important "botched" field goals in franchise history.

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